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Carmen Vega

September 22, 1918 — August 20, 2014

Carmen Vega, 95, finished her journey on earth, on August 20, 2014, at the Presbyterian Manor in Newton, Kansas.
She was born on September 22, 1918 in Peabody, Kansas to Manuela (Melendez) and Jesus Torres.
On June 29, 1940 she married Epifanio G. “Elmer” Vega at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Florence, Kansas. He preceded her in death on February 20, 2000.
Carmen was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Her strong Catholic faith led her to be active in her church. She participated in Adoration Chapel, Altar Society, and the Curisillo Program. She helped with numerous activities within the church, including the Blanket Ministry, crafting the Baptismal Bibs, serving numerous funeral luncheons, and was a member of the Cursillo group.
Her hobbies included gardening, sewing, and crocheting. She spent time volunteering with a local Hospice group and as a SRS interpreter. Carmen participated in organizing the Fourth of July food sales. She retired from Presbyterian Manor as the Head of Housekeeping.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Manuela and Jesus Torres, her spouse; Epifanio G. “Elmer” Vega; brother, Felix Torres and sister Lupe Llamas; two infant sisters, Augustina Torres and Refugio Torres.
Survivors include, 2 sons, Paul (Betty) Vega, Newton, Edward (Bonnie) Vega, Godfrey, IL; 2 daughters, Anita Vega Janowiak, Merriam, KS, and Cristie (Adolph) Rodriguez, Newton; brother, Angel Torres, Peabody, sisters, Esther Monares, Margaret Garcia and Jennie (rafeal) Garcia, all of Newton, KS and a brother, Robert (Belen) Torres, Colorado Springs, CO; seven grandchildren and their families, Roman (Amanda) Vega and children Avery and Elijah, Clarksville, Maryland; Adrian Vega and his children, Kennedy, Isaac and Logan, Melissa, TX; Amelia (Paul Daniel) Rosenboom, Kansas City, MO, Seth (fiancé Jenny Mikhail) Janowiak, Houston, TX; Dr. Blythe (Dr. Richard Mulligan) Janowiak Mulligan, St. Louis, MO; Damien (Polly) Rodriguez and their children, Nicolas, Carmen and Elizabeth; Matthew (fiancé Merritt O’Brian) Rodriguez, and children, Isabella, Kailen, Kinsley and Audie; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be held on Friday, August 22, 2014 from 1:00 P.M. -5:00 P.M. at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home.
Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held Friday, August 22nd, at 7:00 P.M. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Father Juan Garza will be presiding.
Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Newton, Kansas.
Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, in care of the funeral home at 120 E Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton, KS 67114
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